Inspirational Stories

Donor Testimonials

Rachel Reynolds and her daughter Charlotte

Rachel Reynolds

I have been donating blood regularly since high school. At that point, for me, a "regular" donation was maybe 2 or 3 times a year when I thought about it. I just did it because I knew it was a good thing to do and that it helped others. Then, in January 2009, my only daughter Charlotte was diagnosed with a massive brain tumor... Continue reading


I have always wanted to donate after watching all the times that my grandfather did gave blood and when I became of age I was right there donating myself! Continue reading


I proudly donate blood on a regular basis because it gives others something they desperately need to survive. Just knowing I can make a difference in someone else’s life makes me feel great! If you … Continue reading

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Recipient Testimonials

Gwendolyn’s story

- I am a survivor—a survivor of cancer, heart failure, multiple cardiac surgeries, a left ventricular assist device and a heart transplant. My journey would not have been possible without blood donation. Before I was even … Continue reading
Valencia Clary

Valencia Clary

Having worked at Virginia Blood Services in the past, I know what an excellent service they provide to the community. This was very apparent in the first week of November of 2012 when I went to the hospital... Continue reading

Neil Lilly

If you want to be a hero, donate a pint of blood. I make it a point to thank every single donor I meet. You never know who is going to need blood. Continue reading

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